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Thread: Building desktop installers in v1.1

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    Hi Victor,

    no, it is not. Your installer is similar to any other installer, installing the runtime and the application files. In Lianja, the user (typically) logs into the app center, and based on their security roles, has access to one or more apps. They start the app by clicking on the app icon. At that point, the lianja runtime is called, behind the scene, with the name of the app.

    Running an app by running an EXE is only one way of running an app, even in VFP. Because of the nature of Lianja (meant for desktop and cloud), creating an app that runs as an EXE isn't practical, nor is it needed. Lianja installs the entire app (but only the .dbo, or compiled version, of the prg files). Even in VFP, it is common to put files outside the exe (e.g., report files that might be modified, or .fxp files, for routines that might need a hotfix). Because Lianja uses the .dbo files, a cloud server app can be upgraded on-the-fly.

    In addition, of course, Lianja runtime runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. A Windows exe could not do this, for obvious reasons.

    From the user's perspective, however, there is no difference between distributing an installer that has an exe and the VFP runtime inside it, and distributing an installer that has the app files and the app center inside it.

    In both VFP and Lianja, having an installer makes it easier to distribute. In both, you can actually distribute the same files without an installer: it's just harder to do so, in both cases. Lianja also has the ability to pack as an .lpk, or Lianja Package. This is a good way to distribute upgrades.

    hth,

    Hank
    Last edited by HankFay; 2014-06-10 at 18:52.

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    Thanks Hank

    This like me.

    For give to clients the installer; the client must have any requirements? Must they buy a licence?

    Thanks again

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    Hi Victor,

    No, Lianja desktop Apps are runtime royalty free.

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    in version 1.2 ; How can do it?

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    You asked the same question a year ago and the answer is the same as it was then.
    http://www.lianja.com/community/show...ktop+installer
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    Thanks again.

    The result file can be copied to clients.
    In wich directory will be installed the project?

    Thanks again.

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    Default directories for Apps, data and Library scripts are listed here: http://www.lianja.com/doc/index.php/...ocal_Directory.

    Regards,

    Yvonne

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    Hi,

    can i make an app with Lianja, then make a (.exe) file or an installer package to install on another machine without having to install Lianja on that machine, (i.e. can i make a software package just like i do using VB)

    if so, can you give me a link to a video to show me please.

    many thanks for your time

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    Hi hameed,

    This thread should describe what is needed to create an installer.
    When you create the installer, you include the App Center and it will install it on the user's machine.
    The App Centre is what the user uses to access your app.

    The user only needs to have the App Builder installed if you plan on making modifications on that machine.
    A separate developer's license would be needed in that case.

    Cory

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    Thanks Cory,

    is there a step by step guide from start to finish? can i possibly email you what i want to do, and get a step by step video on how to do it?

    and what packages i need to purchase to do this type of work on regular bases.

    many thanks for your support

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